Not just another staffing agency

Work is more than something you do. It offers you a chance to create, innovate, grow, provide, and become who you desire to be. Our job is to support you along the way—be it in finding new opportunities, providing training and education, identifying your ideal company culture, or being a sounding board for your career.

To us, success means building relationships where businesses and people bring out the best in each other. Find out what makes Horizontal Talent different than anything you’ve experienced before.

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You're more than a number to us

But we think these numbers are worth mentioning

We’ve taken a different approach to attract, vet, curate, support, and redeploy top IT, creative & digital marketing, and business & strategy management talent in the market since we opened our doors in 2003. We pride ourselves on continuous engagement and feedback, understanding our clients’ needs and the needs of our talent, and ensuring a smooth and seamless process for all involved.


Assignment completion—the industry-recognized benchmark of satisfied talent and clients

5+ years

Our recruiters’ average field experience—they’re equipped with people skills and business smarts

< 36 hours

Average time to match qualified talent to an open role

24 x 7 x 365

We provide our clients with the agility, flexibility, and ability to work any time, from anywhere


Consultants who would recommend us to others

We respect expertise and individualism

In today’s market, it’s more critical than ever to find the right project, environment, and culture fit for both talent and our clients. It’s incumbent upon us to keep our clients competitive in their industry, and our recruiters do this day in and day out. No one has time to sift through dozens of resumes or wait weeks to interview.


Horizontal Talent is made up of innovators, collaborators, and connectors. Our team has an average tenure of 15 years and the subject matter expertise to find and vet top talent quickly. We recognize the need for partnership and talent strategies that enable the future of work, and we insist on providing it.


Meet our team

The differences start at the top. Horizontal Talent is made up of innovators, collaborators and connectors—with an average tenure of 15 years.

Our leadership combines their unique backgrounds and skillsets to fuel new possibilities. We pour our positive energy, strong work ethic and sense of community into everything we do.

President and CEO
Co-Founder and EVP, Talent
Regional Vice President
Regional Vice President
Sr. Regional Delivery Director
Director of Operations
Human Resources Director
Vice President, Finance and Accounting
Regional Delivery Director
Sales Director
Director of Product & Technology
Director of Global Talent Marketing

See what others have to say

We don't often toot our own horns, but we’re extremely proud of the work we’ve accomplished and the awards we’ve received. These are some of our favorite accolades because they showcase our ability to serve both clients and our talent, and we think that’s pretty special. Toot toot.

America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, by Inc. 5000

12 years and counting

Star Tribune’s Top Work Places in Minnesota

7 years running

Best of Staffing Talent Satisfaction


Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction

2019 - 2020

Fastest Growing U.S. Staffing Firms, by Staffing Industry Analysts

2016 - 2019

Named the 2nd largest ethnic minority-owned business in the Twin Cities by MSPBJ


Staffing Industry Analysts Diversity of Staffing

2016 - 2020

Supplier of the Year Award from North Central Minority Supplier Development Council


Information Technology Breakthrough Partner of the Year by Right Sourcing


Certified Minority Business Enterprise

Horizontal Talent is not only a certified minority-owned business, we value the benefits a diverse workforce brings—both internally and to our clients. We bring a unique perspective to the work we do. This translates to meaningful insights, productive conversations around our client’s brand and culture, and a commitment to deliver diverse talent globally. We know this translates to improved profitability, innovation, and a workplace that all workers feel inspired to contribute.

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We are passionate about innovation

Emerging technology, automation, and globalization is revolutionizing every industry, and the staffing industry must keep up. Horizontal Talent is ahead of that curve. Not only does our cloud-based Applicant Tracking System provide client job requirements in real-time to our talent pipeline, it keeps all parties in the loop throughout the candidate lifecycle.

Additionally, our video interview process helps us efficiently screen and vet candidates immediately. From sourcing to redeployment, we utilize AI throughout our staffing process without losing the power of human interaction.

Finally, our proprietary talent cloud platform allows our clients another sourcing strategy to find talent in the marketplace. We know times are changing and we intend to change with them.

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We have offices around the world—from Minneapolis to Bangalore, Dallas to Malaysia. Our global presence enables us to meet you where you’re at and work around the clock on your behalf. 

We’d love the opportunity to work with you.
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